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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrulge Herald VOL. LXVII-216 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1974 -v f f A f 15 CENTS 20 Pages Harvest scene Swaths lying on stubble fields are a common scene throughout rural Southern Alberta as farm- ers near the 10 per cent completion mark of this year's harvest. Much of the cereal grain crop in the South was swathed prior to Aug. 9. Total pro- duction of cereal crops is considered to be of aver- age yield, but Alberta de- partment of agriculture plant industry supervisor Blair Shaw says yields in some varieties of cereal crops like rye are produc- ing only about 40 per cent of their normal yield. The best winter wheat crops are yielding over 40 bush- els to the acre. BILL GROENEN photo 6Ruby said he had part in Kennedy death plot LONDON (Reuter) Jack Ruby, the Dallas night-club owner who killed President John F. Kennedy's alleged as- sassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, told psychiatrists that he himself was part of a plot to kill The United States president, the Sunday Times reported. The newspaper said it had received a report of a series of confidential psychiatric examinations carried out on Ruby in 1965 while he was in jail under sentence of death for Oswald's murder in November, 1963. Throughout the psychiatric interviews, The Sunday Times said, Ruby maintained he had been part of a plot to kill Ken- nedy. Ruby died from lung cancer in 1966. Dr. Werner Teuter, a Chicago professor of psy- chiatry, who made the psy- chiatric report on Ruby, even- tually concluded that Ruby was a paranoiac schizoph- renic, the newspaper said. It added that Ruby had told Teu- ter that if he wanted to under- stand the Kennedy assassina- tion, he should read a book by Thomas Buchanan called Who Killed Kennedy? The book, published in May, 1964, presented the theory that Kennedy was killed by two as- sassins, and that Ruby was or- dered to kill Oswald so that the latter could be made a lone scapegoat for .the assassination. "Throughout the inter- views, according to the documents, Ruby maintained that he had been part of a plot to kill the new- spaper said. "Even at the time of the in- terviews, says Dr. Teuter, Ruby was behaving as though he was still part of a con- spiracyf so much so that Dr. Teuter eventually concluded that he was a paranoiac schizophrenic. "Ruby told Dr. Teuter that the reasons he went to the Dallas police department on the morning he shot Oswald was that he had received a phone call from Fort Worth. Previously, he had always maintained that he went there on an impulse." But The Sunday Times arti- cle concluded: "Conspiracy theorists will find it strangely convenient that Dr. Teuter should have found Ruby sane except for his views about Kennedy's killing, the more so since Dr. Teuter concluded that Ruby was not fit to stand trial because of his unbalanc- ed ideas about the assassination. Ruby's last words to him were: 'I do not want to die. But I am not in- sane. I was framed to kill Os- wald.'" Portugal frees African colony Long shutdown seen for grain terminals M. J. COLDWELL LISBON (AP) Portugal begins the liquidation of its rebellious African empire to-1 day by signing a grant of independence for Portuguese Guinea, informed sources say. The new nation will be call- ed Guinea-Bissau. Secret talks on the agree- ment began last Friday in Algiers. The sources said that Foreign Minister Mario Scares and Overseas Territories Minister Antonio de Almeida Santos were to sign the independence agree- ment in the Algerian capital with leaders of the rebel movement in the West African territory, the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands. The sources said the govern- ment has begun to fly home about Portuguese mili- tary personnel and their fami- lies from the territory. Por- tugal had a total of troops in the colony, including native forces. The govern- ment has said some will re- main after independence to ensure an orderly transition of power. Guinea-Bissau is the first part of Portugal's African holdings to get independence because it is of no economic value to Portugal, and Por- tugal's stake there is its smallest in Africa. GEORGE PRUDHAM Former political leaders die during weekend Seen and heard About town Bride-to-be Joan Perrett in- sisting her twin sister, Jean, will not be coming along, for the honeymoon. Lil Campbell relating the times she stole External Affairs Minister Allan MacEachen's bike way back when. I 1915, 'Now the Inside Classified........16-19 Comics............14 Comment...........4 District............13 Family.............5 Local Markets...........15 Sports............8-10 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT 45; HIGH TUES. 70; SUNNY, WINDY. From CP Two men, well known in the Canadian political arena, died over the weekend. A heart attack claimed M. J.'Coldwell, former leader of the Co operative Com- monwealth Federation, now the New Democratic Party, while George Prudham, former cabinet minister in the government of Louis St. Laurent, died in his sleep in Edmonton at the age of 70. Mr. Coldwell, 85, died in an Ottawa hospital. He was CCF leader from the early 1940s to 1960. Political friends and foes alike called him one of the great parliamentarians of his time. Major his given name, not a rank James Coldwell was first elected to Parliament as the member for Rosetown Biggar in 1935. He lost his seat in 1958 in the Conservative landslide victory. Under Mr. Coldwell, the CCF prodded federal governments into introduction of social legislation such as the family allowance. Mr. Prudham was an Ed- monton businessman who entered politics in the spring of 1949 and was appointed to the federal cabinet within 18 months. He turned to civic politics after deciding in 1957 to withdraw from the federal scene. He served as city alderman between 1958 and 1964. Mr. Prudham was the first full-time minister of mines and technical surveys. He was renominated in Ed- monton West in 1953 and retained his seat by a safe margin. But in January, 1957, he said he would not be a can- didate again for personal and business reasons. VANCOUVER (CP) Pickets were carrying "lock- ed out" signs at three of five grain companies here today in what could be the start of a long shutdown. Members of the Grain Workers Union started picketing at Pacific Elevators Garage attendants' deaths reviewed CALGARY (CP) The Alberta Board of Industrial Relations is reviewing the cases of two 17-year-old ser- vice station attendants slain in Calgary and Medicine Hat. A spokesman said the board is concerned abcut the terms of employment of the two boys involved, and will investigate the matter further. Provincial regulations prohibit the employment of persons under 18 years of age from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m., unless under the direct supervision of an adult. John Joseph Berze, 17, was stabbed to death at about a.m. Friday at a Calgary ser- vice station. The other youth, Peter Van Erde, 17, was beaten to death at about a.m. Thursday at a Medicine Hat service station. Don Nelson, marketing manager of Gulf Oil Canada, said Mr. Berze should not have been working that shift because "Gulf's policy specifically states we will not employ a person under 18 years of age after midnight." Labor Minister Bert Hohol, who sponsored the regulations changes, could not be reached for comment. Company at 7 a.m. MDT and were followed within an hour by more pickets at the United Grain Growers and Alberta Wheat Pool operations on the waterfront here. Union spokesmen said the men were carrying the 'lock- ed out" signs because their leadership has interpreted the layoffs as a lockout. Henry Kancs, business agent for Local 333 of the GWU, said, however, the ac- tion was not a strike and said the situation on the waterfront here "is definitely going to be a peaceful one." He said picketing would ex- tend to the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Tuesday morning but that he expected an im- mediate lockout of all plants. Management spokesmen were not immediately available to comment on when they planned to carry forward with an official lockout of all five elevator terminals, a counter-action they had an- nounced last week. About 200 men received layoff notice from the elevator companies last week. William Mead, a spokesman for the elevator companies, said last week that the layoffs were inevitable in the wake of an intensified union work slowdown. "We can no longer tolerate the situation in the ter- Mr. Mead said. "We simply have too many men for the amount of work that's be- ing done." The picketing today was the first in the dispute which has dragged on since last fall. The three elevators circled by pickets today were com- pletely shut down while the other two Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and Burrard Ter- minal were described as "limping along." The grain elevator com- panies have refused to accept a conciliation commissioner's recommendations to settle a new contract with the union. Cyprus leaders meet in Nicosia ASSOCIATED PRESS United Nations Secretary- General Kurt Waldheim brought the leaders of the Greek-and Turkish-Cypriot communities together today for the first time since the collapse of the Geneva peace conference. Cyprus President Glafkos derides, a Greek-Cypriot, and Rauf Denktash, leader of the Turkish-Cypriots, met briefly with Waldheim at the UN peace force camp on the dividing, line between the Greek and Turkish sectors of Nicosia. w''.ldheim, who later was to ily to Ankara for talks with Turkish leaders, said the meeting between Clerides and Denktash lasted 20 minutes and dealt only with "humanitarian problems." He said both men agreed to hold future meetings on a weekly basis and that he hopes that the face-to-face talks "will contribute to finding a political solution to the Cyprus problem." Earlier Waldheim met sepa- rately with both Clerides and Denktash. Waldheim said he and the Greek-Cypriot president "dis- cussed the possibilities for the future, humanitarian questions, the political future of the island and the question of resuming the negotiations for a settlement of the problem." They also discussed the Soviet proposal for an inter- national conference under UN auspices to seek a solution to the Cyprus problem, Waldheim said. "Consultations are under way in New the secretary-general said, "but the convening of such a conference will also depend very much on the attitude of the parties directly involved: Turkey, Greece and of course the government of Cyprus." Selassie's palace said of the people9 ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) Diplomats predicted today that Ethiopia's monarchy may end soon following the nationalization of Emperor Haile Selassie's palace by the armed forces. A special radio broadcast announced Sunday that as the Jubilee Palace was built by the sweat of the people, it will henceforth be their property. The move comes amid mounting clamor in the media for the complete abolition of the monarchy that has ruled the country since the union of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. The emperor has been re- lieved of almost all the auto- cratic powers held by him. Language bill generates opposition By WILLIAM BORDERS New York Times Service MONTREAL Quebec's new language law, which has been the subject of bitter controversy here, is also increasingly generating op- position across Canada's nine other provinces. The law, which makes French the official language of Quebec province with a preferred status over English, has been strongly condemned on radio and television as far west as Vancouver since its enactment late last month. In New Brunswick the provincial premier has asked Prime Minister Trudeau to refer the law to the Canadian Supreme Court for a ruling on its constitutionality. In Churchill, Man., a small seaport on the frigid shore of Hudson Bay, a bus driver, dis- playing detailed knowledge of the legislation, said: "After all the time and money we've spent to make Canada a two- language country, to think that Quebec would go and take such a backwards Several constitutional ex- perts have expressed doubts about the provincial law, and there is increasing pressure for some action from Trudeau, who, although he is French Canadian from Montreal, is thought to con- sider the legislation unwise. The law, an attempt to end 200 years of ambiguity about language in Quebec, makes French the preferred language of commerce, government, the courts and education in this province of six million people. Quebec's premier, Robert Bourassa, who, like almost everyone else in Quebec politics, is a French Canadian, explained: "Henceforth, there is an officially French state in North America. It is a mo- ment of great pride for all of us." Because the new law leaves wide discretionary powers to the civil servants who will ad- minister it, there are still many unanswered questions about how it will change Que- bec's day-to-day life. ;